Punjabi’s Manchu Shorba – Ginger Garlic Manchow Soup (RMB 28)
WARNING my fellow Beijingers: This Thursday, Beijing’s weather forecast predicts temperatures to drop to -11 degrees Celsius.
That is scary cold, but with enough layers/puffer jackets together with enough hours of sleep and an appropriate diet, you should be able to prepare your body for the dramatic drop in temperature.
What’s a proper diet for cold weather? Probably lay off the ice cream and other cold treats and stick to foods that will warm you up like hot pot and soups.
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A new China-centric fashion website AnyWearStyle.com has just launched and it’s focus is “cutting-edge, emerging designers alongside up-to-the-minute insights into the burgeoning mainland market”.
If you are a fashion designer, boutique owner or just a fashion fanatic, you’ll want to subscribe to AnyWearStyle.com for the inside-scoop!
This past Friday night, March 8, 2011 saw another hugely successul International Women’s Day Benefit by Jo Ling Kent and a band of incredibly passionate and inspirational women who have devoted much of their time and energy into this project in a joint effort to gather Beijing’s foremost community and business leaders to raise both awareness and funds for China Education Initiative (CEI), an innovative non-profit organization raising awareness about education inequality in China and support the empowerment of young women in academics.
There were a number of goods and packages sponsored for their silent auction (beautiful bags by D-SATA, jewelry by Belita, dinner packages from restaurants like Kagen, Nola, etc.), spa and beauty packages, hats by Elizabeth Koch, a jacket by candy&caviar, Plastered T-shirts, cooking classes and other fun activity packages by Bespoke Beijing, Red Box China and Beijing Hikers to name a few.
In addition to these items, there were also 11 generous mentors who sponsored both their time, wisdom and guidance over a Mentorship Lunch including industry leaders like Elizabeth Haenle – Former Social Secretary and Residence Manager to the Vice President of the United States, Victor Koo – CEO of Youku.com, Barbara Demick – LA Times Beijing Bureau Chief and Author of Nothing to Envy, Scott Kronick – President of Ogilvy North Asia, and Alan Wong – Owner and Restauranteur of the Hatsune Group.
Out of the 15 entries I received, Alan and I decided there were too many good creations to choose from so we selected our top 5 favorite.
Officially introduced at Hatsune’s EPIC 9 Year Anniversary Party last night, let me announce the winning sushi rolls from Hatsune’s sushi roll contest.
A BIG thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their genius creations, and for anyone who has always wanted to make their dream roll a reality, feel free to submit me more suggestions as we will continue to add to Hatsune’s ever-growing list of delicious sushi rolls. (contact me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org). Winning roll creations will be rewarded with a complimentary dinner for two including your new creation, RMB 1,000 Hatsune gift card and a lifetime of bragging rights.
Without further ado, let me present these incredible new additions to Hatsune’s new menu (in no particular order as each of these creations are all winners!):
1. Flory Hand Roll by Charles Chan
Founder of candy&caviar, Candy Lin is spotlighted in the most recent Agenda Magazine with a 2-page spread featuring an in-depth interview about how she created her fashion label and the instantaneous success she received with celebs like Will.i.am and Jay Chou proudly sporting her designs.
“Beijing could use candy & caviar. Maybe that’s why I chose Beijing – the people here are very open-minded about up-and-coming fashion, which is why it’s great to be here.” – Candy Lin on Beijing’s Fashion Scene
Last Tuesday, candy&caviar and LumDimSum were both featured guests on AM 774 Radio Talk Show’s <My Life in Beijing> with hosts Beijing Playhouse Executive Director Chris Verrill and radio interview veteran JinJing.
A lively conversation inclusive of very entertaining and slightly awkward/embarrassing moments, Candy & I discuss a range of interesting topics from our backgrounds coming from California, how we ended up in Beijing, candy&caviar’s origins and its collaboration with LumDimSum on putting together their first fashion show, educating Chris Verrill on fashion lingo & the advantages of having jacket thumbholes, Project 141, celebrity sightings during Beijing’s 2008 Olympic games, purse & food obsessions, and even my very accurate imitation of a “man-model catwalk strut”.
If you have about an hour to kill, you can watch the entire video segment from the radio interview by clicking on the photo below.Continue Reading » AM774: My Life in Beijing
Versace’s Spring 2010 Fashion Show was hosted last night at D-Park in the 798 area. The all-black venue was packed with a very diverse crowd with sightings of a few Chinese actors in the front rows (I only recognized a couple faces, one being actor Russell Wong from Joy Luck Club).
Most attendees go to fashion shows to critique and check out the brand’s newest collection pieces, but I found myself paying closer attention to the production of the show and who was in the crowds. After the candy&caviar fashion show last week, I was much more fascinated by the logistics of what puts the show together than the show itself. From the lighting to the music, the opening and the closing and everything in between, I could not help but take mental notes of everything that was going on, least of all the clothing.
Last year, Versace’s fashion show was hosted in the center courtyard of the Legation Quarter aka Ch’ien Men 23 where the show’s production alone cost something crazy like RMB 25 million and their list of guests included A-List actors like Jet Li and even Donatella Versace herself was there.